I have tried creative, star nails, IBD, Nail order and a few others with names that I have forgotten.
I have found the creative tips to be far superior than the others I have tried. There are more shapes to choose from, the colour is very natural looking, they do not crack, extremely easy to blend & file (big deciding factor!), good size range.
I did find the star nails extra large tips handy, but in most cases would choose to use a sculpting form if there was no tip to fit.
Creative's tips are near the top end on price, but imo worth every penny.
Same here - Velocity, Formation and Eclipse get my vote every time! I used to have terrible problems with blending some other brands and they never quite looked right somehow - it was a revelation when I discovered CND's although my gel supplier tut tuts and suggests that their gel is not really compatible hmmmm....duck...flying piggies overhead :biggrin: !!!